Free MLB Picks For Today 8/18/2021
Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Pick Prediction 8/18/2021
Cubs at Reds—MLB pick is Cincinnati Reds on the run line -1.5 runs at -115. Getting the start for Cincinnati will be Tyler Mahle. The righthander has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four of his past five starts. In his last three starts against the Cubs, Mahle allowed one earned run in sixteen innings. Team is 4-0 in his four starts against the Cubs this year. Keegan Thompson a reliever is expected to open this game. As they lost the opener of this series the Cubs had dropped 12 straight. Past ten games Chicago bullpen an ERA 9.22, WHIP 1.73 and opponents batting .299. In this period Reds batting .291 against righthanders. Play Cincinnati on run line -1.5 runs at -115.
Cleveland Indians vs. Minnesota Twins MLB Pick Prediction 8/18/2021
Indians at Twins—MLB free pick is Minnesota Twins -130. Expected to go for Minnesota is Lewis Thorpe. The lefthander has worked four games and has an ERA of 3.86 with WHIP of 1.21. Zach Plesac expected to start for Cleveland. In his past five games the righthander has allowed eighteen earned runs in 28 1/3rd innings. He has pitched 11 1/3rd innings against the Twins this year surrendering eight runs six earned. As they won the opener of this series the Twins had won five of six. Past ten games Twins bullpen ERA 2.93, WHIP 1.05 and opponents batting .190. Indians pen in this period an ERA 5.77, WHIP 1.67 and teams batting .281. Play Minnesota -130.
San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Pick Prediction 8/18/2021
Padres at Rockies—Free pick is Colorado Rockies +100. Austin Gomber to start for the Rockies. Gomber has pitched well at home with an ERA of 1.70 and WHIP 0.85 in eight starts. Jake Arrieta to start for the Padres. The traded player past seven starts allowed 22 earned runs in 33 innings. After losing the opener of this series the Padres had lost five of six and have dropped 30 of 57 on the road with the Rockies winning 39 of 60 at home. Rockies a good hitting team in their ballpark. Play Colorado +100.
New York Mets vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Pick Prediction 8/18/2021
Mets at Giants—MLB pick is San Francisco Giants -130. Anthony DeSclafani to start for San Francisco. The righthander has allowed three earned runs or fewer in eight of his past ten games. Tyler Megill to counter for the Mets. Megill past three starts allowed ten earned runs in 14 2/3rd innings resulting in losses each time. By losing the opener of this series the Mets have dropped seven of ten and Giants winning nine of ten. In this period New York hitting .224 with a bullpen ERA 5.13. Giants pen in this period an ERA 2.51, WHIP 0.98 and opponents batting .203. Play San Francisco -130.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Washington Nationals MLB Pick Prediction 8/18/2021
Blue Jays at Nationals—MLB free pick is Toronto Blue Jays -165. Starting for Toronto is Jose Berrios. The righthander has allowed one earned run or fewer in three of his past four starts. Josiah Gray to throw for the Nationals. Traded player has worked four games surrendering seven earned runs in 20 innings. As this series began the Nationals have lost seven straight and 12 of 13. Past ten games Nationals bullpen an ERA 4.91 and WHIP 1.42. Blue Jays second in baseball in run production and hitting along with best in homers. Play Toronto -165.
Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees MLB Pick Prediction 8/18/2021
Red Sox at Yankees—Free pick is Boston Red Sox -130. Starting for Boston is Nick Pivetta. The righthander in his past two starts allowed one earned runs in twelve innings of work. Yankees see him for the first time. Andrew Heaney to throw for the Yankees. Heaney has been hammered surrendering 39 earned runs in his past nine starts working 47 1/3rd innings. This series opened with the Red Sox winning four of five. Past ten games Red Sox batting .298 and Yankees .235. Boston fourth in the Majors in scoring and third in hitting. Yankees sit 21st in both areas. Play Boston -130.
LA Angels vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Pick Prediction 8/18/2021
Angels at Tigers—MLB pick is LA Angels -130. Starting for LAA will be Shohei Ohtani. The righthander has allowed two earned runs or fewer in nine of his past ten games. He faced the Tigers two months ago surrendering one earned run in five innings. Tarik Skubal to throw for the Tigers. Past seven games the lefty has allowed eighteen earned runs in 38 2/3rd innings. Past ten games Tigers batting .188 against righthanders. Angels better in run production, hitting, contact and home runs on the year than the Tigers. Play LA Angels -130.
Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins MLB Pick Prediction 8/18/2021
Braves at Marlins—MLB free pick is Atlanta Braves -170. Charlie Morton to start for the Braves. The veteran has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four of his past five starts. He faced the Marlins over two months ago surrendering no runs over seven innings. Jesus Luzardo to throw for the Marlins. The lefthander past four starts allowed 18 earned runs with 13 walks in 17 2/3rd innings. By winning the opener of this series the Braves had won seven of eight. Past ten games Miami bullpen an ERA 6.86, WHIP 1.64 and opponents batting .313. Atlanta eighth in the Majors in runs scored and third in homers. Marlins 27th in both categories. Play Atlanta -170.
Baltimore Orioles vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Pick Prediction 8/18/2021
Orioles at Rays—Free pick Tampa Bay Rays run line -1.5 runs at -145. Starting for Baltimore is Spenser Watkins. The righthander in his past four starts allowed eighteen earned runs in 19 2/3rd innings resulting in losses by four runs or greater in each game. Rays send Shane McClanahan to the mound on Wednesday. He has allowed three earned runs or fewer in eleven straight. By losing the opener of this series the Orioles have lost thirteen straight all by two runs or greater. Past ten games Baltimore bullpen an ERA 9.74, WHIP 1.80 and opponents batting .282. Rays outperforming Baltimore greatly in both areas. Play Tampa Bay run line -1.5 runs at -145.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. St Louis Cardinals MLB Pick Prediction 8/18/2021
Brewers at Cardinals—MLB pick is St Louis Cardinals +100. Jack Flaherty to start for St Louis. The righthander returning from the IR held the Brewers to no runs and four hits over six innings in victory. Freddy Peralta to throw for the Brewers. Peralta past two starts allowed four earned runs in 11 1/3rd innings. As this series began the Cardinals have won eight of nine. Past ten game St Louis batting .280. Brewers bullpen in this period an ERA 5.20 and WHIP 1.49. Play St Louis +100.
Seattle Mariners vs. Texas Rangers MLB Pick Prediction 8/18/2021
Mariners at Rangers—MLB free pick is Seattle Mariners -160. Marco Gonzales to start for the Mariners. The lefthander has allowed two earned runs or fewer in five straight. In his past two starts against the Rangers, all this month, he allowed two earned runs in fifteen innings. Mike Foltynewicz to start for Texas. The veteran past five starts allowed 21 earned runs in 23 2/3rd innings. When this series started the Rangers have lost seven of ten. In this period the Rangers batting .201 with a bullpen ERA 4.08, WHIP 1.59 and opponents batting .277. Mariners outperforming the Rangers in each area in this time. Play Seattle -160.
Oakland Athletics vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Pick Prediction 8/18/2021
Athletics at White Sox—Free pick is Oakland Athletics +170. Getting the start for Oakland is Cole Irvin. The lefthander has allowed three earned runs or fewer in eight of his past nine starts. Lance Lynn to throw for Chicago. Lynn past three starts allowed eight earned runs in 16 innings of work. Past ten games Athletics batting .280 with a bullpen ERA 2.00, WHIP 0.78 and opponents batting .131. Oakland is outperforming the White Sox in each area in this period. Play Oakland +170.
Houston Astros at Kansas City Royals MLB Pick Prediction 8/18/2021
Astros at Royals—MLB pick is Houston Astros -170. Zack Greinke to start for the Astros. The veteran has allowed three earned runs or fewer in nine of ten starts. He held the Angles to no runs and two hits over seven innings in his last start. Brady Singer to start for KC. The righthander past two starts allowed twelve earned runs in 5 2/3rd innings. Team is 2-7 in his past nine starts. Past ten games Astros batting .283 against righthanders and Royals .215. In that period Astros bullpen ERA 2.48, WHIP 1.16 and opponents batting .205. Houston best in baseball in runs scored and hitting. Ryals sit 24th in runs production and 28th in homers. Play Houston -170.
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Pick Prediction 8/18/2021
Phillies at Diamondbacks—MLB free pick is Philadelphia Phillies -125. Getting the start for Philadelphia is Ranger Suarez. The righthander in his three starts allowed one earned run in ten innings. He has put up great numbers this year with an ERA 1.07 and WHIP 0.87 working as a reliever and starter. Arizona expected to start Madison Bumgarner. The lefthander has shown improvement in his past five starts. Diamondbacks bullpen an ERA 5.50, WHIP 1.54 and opponents batting .290 at home. Phillies bullpen outperforming Arizona and have put up better offensive numbers on the season. Play Philadelphia -125.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. LA Dodgers MLB Pick Prediction 8/18/2021
Pirates at Dodgers—Free pick is LA Dodgers on run line -1.5 runs at -130. Starting for Pittsburgh is JT Brubaker. The righthander in his past seven starts allowed 31 earned runs in 34 2/3rd innings resulting in losses in six of those games. As they dropped the opener of this series the Pirates have lost 11 of 12. Dodgers expected to start Mitch White. In sixteen games the reliever has an ERA of 3.86 with opponents batting .227. His numbers were great in Triple A this season. Past ten games Pirates batting .213 with a bullpen ERA 5.51 and WHIP 1.38. LAD pen in this period an ERA 1.39, WHIP 1.06 and opponents batting average .156. Play LA Dodgers run line -1.5 runs at -130.